The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Corinthians 1:29
That no flesh should glory in his presence.
] That is, "in
the presence of God", as some copies, and the Arabic and Ethiopic
versions read; not in their blood, birth, families, lineage, and
natural descent; nor in their might, power, and dominion; nor in
their riches, wealth, and substance; nor in their wisdom, learning,
and parts: for however these may be gloried in before men, yet not
before God. These are of no account with him, nor will they be
regarded by him, or men on account of them; and he has taken a
method in choosing and calling the reverse of these, to stain the
glory of all flesh, that no man may attribute his salvation to any
thing of the creature, but wholly to the sovereign grace and good
pleasure of God.